At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.16%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ), which rose 4.24% or 31.0 points to trade at 762.0 at the close. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) added 3.05% or 17.6 points to end at 595.5 and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (T: 8031 ) was up 2.98% or 75.5 points to 2610.5 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which lost 4.07% or 62.0 points to trade at 1461.0 in late trade. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ) declined 3.43% or 290.0 points to end at 8160.0 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) shed 3.14% or 10.0 points to 308.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1830 to 1616 and 301 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 15.85 a new 52-week low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 2.29% or 1.72 to $76.88 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.73% or 0.56 to hit $77.72 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 1.28% or 22.85 to trade at $1806.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 110.88, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 131.75.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 92.093.
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